Texas Arts Advocacy Day 2019, Austin. Photo credit: Matt Stryker

2017 Texas Arts Advocacy Day - Register Now!

Texans for the Arts Foundation's 2017 Texas Arts Advocacy Day 

The arts change our lives and transform our communities!  Join us at this important event!  Speak up and play a vital role in advocating for a strong public investment in the arts.  It is important that our Texas State Legislators hear from each of us about how the arts benefit our lives, our communities, our school children, the Texas economy, and much more!  

2017 Texas Arts Advocacy Day is a day not to be missed!  We will begin at 10:30 a.m. with “The Arts Ripple Effect” keynote* by Topos Partnership's Margy Waller, followed by advocacy orientation and training, a celebration in the Capitol Rotunda, afternoon visits to our State legislators, and an evening happy hour hosted by the Texas Cultural Trust ending at 7:00 p.m.

2017 Texas Arts Advocacy Day inspires!  It demystifies arts advocacy and sets attendees off on productive and rewarding visits with their legislators at the State Capitol.  As artists, arts administrators, board members, and citizens interested in the arts, you are already advocating every day through your work.  Join us to learn how to put your passion about the arts into constructive and informative advocacy, through orientation, training, role-playing and more.  Plus, Texans for the Arts will provide materials for you to leave with your legislators on the issues most important to all of us: increasing public support for the arts.  Arts Advocacy Day is a day of camaraderie and empowerment!  

The $35 participation fee ($20 for students) for Arts Advocacy Day includes lunch, advocacy training, all materials, coordinating legislative visits, and the Happy Hour!

Click here for updates on the Arts Advocacy Day 2017 agenda.

Coming from out of town and need a hotel?  Texans for the Arts is partnering with the Hampton Inn & Suite at the University/Capitol, 1701 Lavaca Street, Austin, 78701 for Wednesday, February 8-Thursday, February 9, 2017. Singles/doubles are [email protected] Reservations may be made by calling (512) 499-8881 or going to


 * Don't miss our exceptional keynote on "The Arts Ripple Effect"!  What arguments for the arts resonate and what don’t? How do we identify community strategies that successfully lead to broadly shared public responsibility for arts and culture?  As we seek support from the public realm – our state legislators – learn from Topos Partnership Senior Fellow Margy Waller about how communities are successfully developing goodwill and support for the arts by changing the landscape of public understanding. 

Important Note: If you are purchasing tickets for more than one participant, please send an email to [email protected] with the following information for each additional participant (other than yourself): Name, E-mail, Home Address, City, State, Zip, Phone, Organization, and Title. 




February 09, 2017 at 10:30am - 7pm
Texas State Capitol
1100 Congress Ave
Auditorium E1004, Legislative Conference Center E2002, Rotunda
Austin, TX 78701
United States
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Ann S Graham · · 512-914-8096

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$35.00 General Participation
$20.00 Student Participation

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    published this page 2016-11-21 15:55:39 -0600